A Marriage like my parents? influences on gay men relationships

O. Modesto, J. Brown

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    The current paper presents some results from an online survey on gay men in Sydney. Approximately 150 men answered questions about their relationship satisfaction, their attachment style their permissiveness about sexuality and the rules around their lives as well as demographic data. The survey also required participants to give details about the arrangements in their relationships with their partners. We found that participants who scored high on all subscales of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale also tended to have rules about having sex with other men and are more comfortable with intimacy (sig.013). Approximately 52% of the respondents have open relationships, while 50% of these couples report having explicit rules about having sex with other men. These rules will be discussed in the presentation. In terms of models for their relationships, approximately 35% of the respondents stated that they have a couple who they emulate. The ways these relationships were emulated included communication style, level of trust and public displays of affection.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)219
    Number of pages1
    JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
    Issue numberSuppl. 1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventAnnual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (6th : 2006) - Melbourne
    Duration: 11 Nov 200612 Nov 2006


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